President: Alan Burke
Tel 246 2302456
Watersports enthusiasts travel from all over the world to enjoy the superb natural attributes that Barbados has to offer, and to compete professionally or socially with the local surfing community. Surfing is part of the Bajan culture, and most young people grow up with a cricket bat and surfboard as their most treasured possessions. You don’t need much to surf once you have a board, but many surfers have now moved on to windsurfing and kitesurfing, two disciplines that require some additional equipment. In more recent time paddle surfing has also been added to the watersports family, and although stand-up padding may look relatively simple to the interested observer, it still requires a lot of surf board skills.
Surf’s up virtually all over Barbados most days of the week so watersports enthusiasts are always spoiled for choice. Places like the Soup Bowl on the East Coast, and Silver Point on the South Coast are renowned as two of the best places for surfing and windsurfing respectively.
Sporting Barbados magazine was introduced in 1998 and remains an annual sports tourism publication that extols the virtues of the sporting and leisure activities of Barbados.
It is particularly valuable to prospective visitors as it not only covers the main topics, but it gives a plethora of information about activities, attractions, the island, the people, the culture and just about anything a tourist would want to know before they arrive, or while they are here.